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During the 20th century tens of millions of people were annihilated by genocidal regimes. As we enter the 21st century, we must look back and attempt to comprehend what has been aptly termed the "century of genocide." It is only through such understanding that we can begin to imagine ways of preventing or minimizing future atrocities.

Genocide: An Anthropological Reader lays the foundation for a ground-breaking "anthropology of genocide" by gathering together for the first time the seminal texts for learning about and understanding this phenomenon. While scholars in other fields have conducted excellent analyses of the macrolevel factors facilitating genocide, few have been able to approach genocide from the local perspective. By filling this important niche-pulling together key anthropological and interdisciplinary sources on genocide - Genocide: An Anthropological Reader stands both to make an important contribution to our understanding of genocide and to serve as a valuable resource for readers across a wide variety of fields.

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Here, a foundation is laid for an "anthropology of genocide" by gathering key texts for exploring the topic. The text looks back over the genocide of the 20th century, drawing on interdisciplinary sources to imagine ways of preventing or minimizing future atrocities.

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Genocide: An Anthropological Reader helps to lay a foundation for a ground-breaking "anthropology of genocide" by gathering together for the first time the seminal texts for learning about and understanding this phenomenon.

About the Author

Alexander Laban Hinton is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and a faculty fellow in the Center for Global Change and Governance at Rutgers University, Newark. He is the editor of Biocultural Approaches to the Emotions (1999) and Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of Genocide (2002), an edited collection of new research articles

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. .

Introduction: Genocide and Anthropology: Alexander Laban Hinton.

Part I: Conceptual Foundations.

1. Genocide. ( Raphaël Lemkin).

2. Text of the UN Genocide Convention.

3. Genocide: Its Political Use in the Twentieth Century. (Leo Kuper).

4. Genocide: A Sociological Perspective. (Helen Fein).

5. Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil. (Hannah Arendt).

6. Modernity and the Holocaust. (Zygmunt Bauman).

Part II: Genocide, History, and Modernity.

7. Victims of Progress. (John H. Bodley).

8. Culture of Terror – Space of Death: Roger Casement's Putumayo Report and the Explanation of Torture. (Michael Taussig).

9. National Socialist Germany. (Eric R. Wolf).

Part III: Manufacturing Difference and "Purification".

10. "Ethnic Cleansing": A Metaphor for Our Time? (Akbhar S. Ahmed).

11. Imagined Communities and Real Victims: Self-Determination and Ethnic Cleansing in Yugoslavia. (Robert M. Hayden).

12. A Head for an Eye: Revenge in the Cambodian Genocide. (Alexander Laban Hinton).

13. Dead Certainty: Ethnic Violence in the Era of Globalization: Arjun Appadurai.

Part IV: Coping and Understanding.

14. Fear as a Way of Life. (Linda Green).

15. The Myth of Global Ethnic Conflict. (John R. Bowen).

16. Speechless Emissaries: Refugees, Humanitarianism, and Dehistoricization. (Liisa H. Malkki).

Appendix: Websites on Genocide.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780631223559
Editor:
Hinton, Alexander L.
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Editor:
Hinton, Alexander L.
Author:
Hinton, Alexander L.
Author:
Hinton
Author:
Hinton, Alexander
Location:
Oxford, UK
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Violence
Subject:
Genocide
Subject:
Violence in Society
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Subject:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Wiley-Blackwell Readers in Anthropology
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
December 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
9.60x6.74x1.15 in. 1.47 lbs.

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